CMT TO ANNOUNCE THE ‘2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’ NOMINEES LIVE ON THE ‘TODAY’ SHOW ON MONDAY, APRIL 23

04/19/12

Country Superstars Little Big Town to Reveal Nominees
During 10:00 AM EDT Hour with Hoda Kotb and Willie Geist


NASHVILLE – April 19, 2012 – CMT is heading to Rockefeller Plaza with platinum-selling group Little Big Town as they present the nominees for the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS live during the 10 a.m. EDT hour of NBC’s “Today” show Monday, April 23. The foursome, who will be releasing their brand new single "Pontoon" this month, will sit down with host Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Willie Geist to reveal this year’s nominees in select categories and give their predictions for the night’s big winners. This is the second year in a row that CMT and NBC have partnered to announce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations. Voting will begin on CMT.com immediately following this announcement.

The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS mark the 11th anniversary of the awards show and will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 on CMT and CMT.com. More details to be announced.

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CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

Critically acclaimed Grammy-nominated group Little Big Town--consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook--first entered the music scene over 14 years ago and has since released four studio albums that include hit songs like "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "Good As Gone" and "Little White Church." The foursome recently finished recording their fifth studio album with producer Jay Joyce and is set to release their debut single from the new album, "Pontoon" this month. The full album is set for release this fall. For more information please visit www.littlebigtown.com.


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For CMT
Heather Allison         615.335.8418         heather.allison@cmt.com


For Little Big Town      
Kelly Russell         615.324.2387         kelly@sandboxmgmt.com

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